Mcclaren To Fight For Dzeko

By NBF News
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Wolfsburg manager Steve McClaren has vowed to do all he can to keep hold of highly-rated striker Edin Dzeko.

McClaren was unveiled as the new manager of the club on Wednesday and one of his first jobs will be to keep hold of the Bosnia-Herzegovina star.

Dzeko has been courting the interest of some of Europe's biggest clubs, with Manchester Untied, Real Madrid and AC Milan reportedly keen on securing his services.

The 24-year-old can leave as early as next week if Wolfsburg and another club agree to set a fee and McClaren admits the situation remains out of his control.

But the 49-year-old was hopeful of doing enough to ensure the front man remains at the Volkswagen Arena.

McClaren told Sky Sports News, 'At the present moment we're not in control of it. He's got a clause in his contract where he can go for a set fee before Monday.

'We're really sweating on it. After Monday, if nothing happens, we take a little bit more control over the situation and we can dictate it a little bit more. He's a world-class striker and we don't want to lose him.

'We're fighting tooth and nail to keep him. If we want to be successful we have to keep our best player, as every team does.'